Erythemas associated with systemic conditions

• Erythema multiforme

• Erythema annulare

• Erythema chronicum migrans

• Erythema gyratum repens

• Erythema marginatum

Figurate erythema

Erythema of nailbeds and clubbing

Erythema of nailbeds and clubbing


In albinism, an autorecessive condition, there is little or no production of melanin with loss of pigment from the skin, hair, and eyes. Other genetic conditions with loss of skin pigment include piebaldism, phenylketonuria, and tuberous sclerosis.

Localised depigmentation is most commonly seen in vitiligo, in which a family history of the condition is found in one third of the patients. In the sharply demarcated, symmetrical macular lesions there is loss of melanocytes and melanin. There is an increased incidence of organ specific antibodies and their associated diseases.

Other causes of hypopigmented macules include: postinflammatory conditions after psoriasis, eczema, lichen planus, and lupus erythematosus; infections, for example, tinea versicolor and leprosy; chemicals, such as hydroquinones, hydroxychloroquine, and arsenicals, reactions to pigmented naevi, seen in halo naevus; and genetic diseases, such as tuberous sclerosis ("ash leaf' macules).

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